SK1414 : Fradley Junction in Staffordshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Fradley South, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Fradley Junction in Staffordshire
Fradley Junction in Staffordshire
At Fradley Junction the Trent and Mersey Canal is joined by the Coventry Canal. In this telephoto assisted image, narrowboat "Cleddau" is emerging from the Coventry Canal and is proceeding south-west along the Trent and Mersey towards Great Haywood.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1404 1401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.4135N 1:47.6137W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1396 1397
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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